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Hi Munter.

Also reminds me of my 4WD Mini. It used an AIRFIX body kit but I do not remember the chassis. Probably Scaly. C and tiny compared to BMW variety.

I am still a very Scaly and I am not talking person and I am not talking about my skin.

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Hey Charles, perhaps you could message John direct, to keep the thread on point

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1 hour ago, SlotsNZ said:

 

Hey Charles, perhaps you could message John direct, to keep the thread on point

 

Thanks Mark but I think I have said enough.


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On 4/18/2022 at 8:10 PM, munter said:

Does this rule, rule out the sinking of the central body into the outer skirt and guards?

I was thinking about this question from The Great Munter so decided to whizz up a 'body sunk Turd' after work yesterday, just for shits and giggles. This car won't a Metrorama contender, but I have to say I think it's pretty cool.

I used an old Scalextric Metro body that came with a working rear louvre hatch. I raised the body skirt up as high as it would go, and removed about 4-5mm from the bottom of the Turd body. I only had half a body skirt to work with (must have used the rest for another project) so the front flares are made from Milliput. I also only had a bit of the louvre hatch left (must have used the rest for another project...) so made up the rest from some scrap plastic. The chassis and most of the running gear was cut down from from an old Scalex F1. It sits about as low as it can, without the tyre tops rubbing the widened rear wheel arches. 

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To give some idea how low this is, here it is against a stock MetroTurd

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and against a 'conventionally lowered' turd from the last Metrorama series

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It runs great. I get a real kick out of putting these little projects together but I wish I had the patience and modelling skillset that Dave and Pat have!

Must get back to building my Metrorama race car now. 

 

 

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Metrorama Madness........NNNOOO.......

 


The older i get, the faster i was.

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6 hours ago, pieguy said:

Metrorama Madness........NNNOOO.......

 

The sickness grows :lol::ph34r:


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8 hours ago, slotmadmac said:

 

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I hate to say it Mac……it almost looks sporty  [off to the Po now to have a barf] :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 


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3 hours ago, SlotsNZ said:

off to the Po now to have a barf] :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 

Heck Mark, try to stay on point....


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It runs very nice, a bit more fine tuning will improve it.

Still waiting for inspiration to strike re livery, and then windows and interior and it will be job done.

 

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Very polished looking car, Pedro.

 

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I am here. 

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Chassis runs smooth and it's certainly not lacking pace. Body is riding high though, and needs to be dropped in the rear. Lots to consider - but when you are working up a good Turd, there is always time for contemplation.  

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Getting there … slowly. The old Metro-turd, with the young pretender Turd-tini.

Having used all my accumulating and increasing skills in car building and tuning over the past 4 years …. It is only about half a second slower a lap than my 2017 “throw-together”    Sigh 

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Good stance on both... you say it’s not fast enough?


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21 hours ago, munter said:

Good stance on both... you say it’s not fast enough?

Me? Yeah, not very predictable, some experimentation with alternate feet and gears required.
I have however read a thread that says red cars are faster, so I will try respraying it every few days, to see which colours drive best :lol:
This is the first version. Blue-turd. - Metallic blue none less.

Pat - hope I am not plagurising…. Quite liking the blue atm.
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10 hours ago, Capri-corn7 said:

I did this

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I don't know why or what or when yet? 

Now we’re talking. Expecting something extra cool from you. 


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On 4/21/2022 at 1:00 AM, charlesx said:

Hi Hawkes Bay.

Like the concept but was there ever a 4WD Metro...

 

Sure was...right here in the Isle of Man...

 

 


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On 5/4/2022 at 6:08 PM, slotmadmac said:

I give you Rubber-Turd

 

That looks slippery

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Car is built, runs not too bad, no under bonnet photos I'm afraid, secret squirrel stuff.

 

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That is too pretty.      “objection!” :lol:


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